What's the Future of U.S. Support for the Saudi War in Yemen?

Nov 3, 2018 | 07:00 GMT
This photo shows Yemeni separatist fighters being carried in the back of a civilian pickup truck in the city of Aden.

Fighters from Yemen's southern separatist movement sit in the back of a pick-up truck in the country's second city of Aden in January, during clashes with forces loyal to the Saudi-backed president. No matter how strong congressional opposition to the conflict becomes, the United States is unlikely to entirely cut off ties to the Saudi war effort because of shared goals of containing Iranian influence and combating the threat of ballistic missile launches into Saudi and Emirati territory from Houthi-held territory in Yemen.


This week, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have urged all parties in the Yemen conflict to agree to a cease-fire within the next 30 days. This marks the strongest coordinated public push so far by the top ranks of the U.S. government for an...

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